Road Through Zion

This was my first time to the Zion National Park in Utah. I made the mistake of only only planning to be here for one day not realizing this place was so big with so much to do. All we had time to do was drive through and hike a couple trails. This time of year a lot of the trails were very icey or muddy, and it gets dark early so there wasn't really much more we could have done without some serious planning.

I have to say, I wasn't expecting the Zion National Park to be as epic as it was. It's a photographers paradise. Easily up there with Yosemite as far as awesomeness. Although I still think I might like Yosemite a little more. But we'll see, I'm planning to hike through the Narrows my next trip. 

I shot this photo on my A7r at the very end of the day on our way out. The sun was setting behind the cliffs and it was getting dark quick. We pulled to the side of the road just before the big tunnel on the way out. Took three bracketed photos to capture all the exposure detail and light possible and combined them in Photomatix, Denoised and sharpend in Photoshop and finished / colored in Lightroom. 

Today's HDR Photo – Road Through Zion

Camera: Sony A7r
Lens: Canon 24-70mm f2.8L
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16
Shutter: 1/6 bracketed 2 stops

Road Through Zion National Park, Utah